Liz Childs trained as a Registered nurse in London, and worked in a number of teaching hospitals in London and Australia before relocating to the South West in 1993. In 2000 she was appointed to Torbay hospital as the Director of Nursing, and later became the Deputy Chief Executive. It was in these roles that Liz was instrumental in fostering closer working relationships between the hospital and South Devon College, initially co – creating the Foundation Degree in health and social care with the aim of equipping local students with the skills necessary to begin a career in Healthcare sector.
Liz has been involved with the Studio School since the planning stage, seeing this as an exciting opportunity to further strengthen education and career prospects for young people within their local area. Liz is delighted to have been appointed as Vice Chair of Governors of Devon Studio School and chairs the performance and quality committee, providing assurance to the full governing body.